Bill Davies

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I worked on the railways from 1964 until 2007 starting as an Engine Cleaner at Toton Engine Shed before moving to Nottingham depot as a Fireman where remained until 1970.

Dr Beeching and withdrawal of steam enforced a move to London Kings Cross for 4 years followed by promotion to Driver at Charing Cross.

By now living in Bedford I moved again as a driver to Bedford to avoid commuting. Far better to drive them into London because at least we got a seat.

I spent 20 years of a very interesting period as an ASLEF representative then having reached a suitable juncture of progress I retired from that just to drive trains.

Through default I started training drivers and for the last few years became a Driver Manager until retiring in 2007. During my time I picked up many a good story to make my talks light hearted and many of the incidents I was involved in had their funny side.

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Bill Davies Tagged: Railways | Transport
South East